The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience. Dr. Richardson and his staff maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Mark E. Richardson, D.D.S.
Dentist in Kalamazoo, MIRichardson Family Dentistry
Dr. Richardson was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. He is a second generation dentist. After graduating from Kalamazoo Central High School he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Hope College with a major in Biology and minor in Religion. While there he met his future wife, Tina. They were married during his freshmen year at Northwestern University Dental School. Mark loved living in downtown Chicago for 4 years and enjoys bringing his family back to visit. He graduated from Northwestern Dental School in 1992 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He was excited to move back to Kalamazoo and start his own practice in his grandpa's house, where his dad was already a dentist.
Mark and Tina have three children, Brandon, Justin, and Stephanie. His oldest son graduated from Hope College and is currently applying to Physical Therapy programs. His middle son is currently attending Hope College. His daughter is a junior in high school. Dr. Richardson enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at different events. He travels to Honduras every year on a medical/ dental mission trip through the Luke Society. He travels to different villages in the mountains with other dentists and helpers to treat the needy of that area. He looks forward to going again soon. His hobbies and interests include golfing, exercising and spending lots of time at all three of his children's sporting events.
Brenda - Office Manager
Brenda has lived in the Kalamazoo area her whole life. After graduating from Gull Lake High School she worked in the medical field for 20+ years. She began working for Dr. Richardson in 1997. She is the first friendly face you meet when you walk through the door. She loves interacting with patients and the "small town" atmosphere at our office. She is here to answer any of your questions regarding your dental needs and insurance benefits. Outside of the office she enjoys walking, gardening, knitting and spending time with friends and family.
Amy - Dental Hygienist
Amy has been a dental hygienist with Richardson Family Dentistry for 19 years. She really enjoys our family oriented practice and getting to know each patient. She loves to educate people on proper care of their teeth. She grew up in Portage and now resides in Mattawan with her husband and two children. They are 15 and 10 years old. She keeps very busy with work, raising her children and a lot of social activities. She also enjoys shopping, traveling and spending time with friends.
Lisa - Dental Hygienist
Lisa, along with her husband, moved to the Kalamazoo area 2 and 1/2 years ago from Wisconsin. They have a 26 year-old son that stayed behind to pursue his career and education. She began working as a Dental Hygiene sub in our office in January 2015, and is now officially an employee. Lisa graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in May 1983, with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She always strives for excellence in her life and career, and really enjoys meeting and educating her patients. Her openness and outgoing personality are definite assets to our office. She will make your dental experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Since moving to Michigan, she and her husband are really enjoying lake life which includes lots of boating and swimming with family, friends, and neighbors. Her other interests are biking, walking, gardening, and traveling to Wisconsin and to warmer climates whenever possible.
Holly - Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Holly and I am Dr. Mark's dental assistant. It is so nice to be back at this office and working with everyone again. I married my long time boyfriend in December 2015 and moved to Marcellus, MI. I have two lovely daughters here in Michigan and 3 step-children in South Bend, IN. My grandchildren are the loves of my life: Aly, Weston and Laylah. They have brought joy to my life! I have been a dental assistant since 1995 and love helping people get and keep a healthy smile. I like to bring a good experience for our patients at the dentist office. You will love our very relaxed atmosphere and enjoy Dr Mark as the dentist because he makes coming to the dentist fun and enjoyable! Please stop in and say hello any time.
Tina Richardson, R.N. - Dental Assistant
Tina grew up in Battle Creek, MI. After graduating from Lakeview High School she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Hope College in 1988. She worked as an RN for several years at Butterworth Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago and at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Her area of speciality was the neurosciences and trauma. Since that time she has enjoyed being a full time mom to Brandon, Justin and Stephanie. In 2010 she was excited to start working at Richardson Family Dentistry as her husband, Mark's dental assistant. She loves meeting the patients and getting to know them. Outside of the office she loves to read, garden, go to movies and spend time with her friends and family. She looks forward to the time she gets to spend with Mark at the office.